Minister for Foreign Affairs Begins St. Patrick's Day Visit to Washington D.C.15/3/10
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mícheal Martin T.D., begins a visit toWashington D.C. today to accompany the Taoiseach on his St Patrick’s Day programme of high-level meetings and events there.
As well as accompanying the Taoiseach to his meeting with President Obama on the morning of St. Patrick’s Day, the Minister will have substantive discussions on bilateral issues when he meets with the United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, 16 March. The topics to be discussed include global economic recovery, recent developments in Northern Ireland, immigration issues, European and international issues and Ireland-US relations.
The Minister will also have the opportunity to update members of the Global Irish Network on progress being made since the Global Economic Forum in Farmleigh last October.
The Minister said:
“I am delighted to be able to participate in events inWashington D.C.marking St. Patrick’s Day. The welcome being extended both to the Taoiseach and I demonstrates the strength of Ireland’s relationship with the United States. I look forward in my discussions with Secretary Clinton and with other political and business leaders to discussing areas for greater cooperation between our two countries so that we can continue to strengthen this key relationship.”
15 March 2010